Rail safety investigations & reports

Derailment of Pacific National Freight Train 2PW4-N, Ararat, Vic, 28 November 2003

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Status: Completed
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On 28 November 2003, Pacific National freight train 2PW4-N travelling between Perth and Wollongong via Melbourne derailed two wagons after traversing a buckled rail at Ararat in Western Victoria. No injuries resulted from the derailment.

Ararat is located on the main railway corridor between Melbourne and Adelaide, approximately 265 kilometres from Spencer Street Station in Melbourne.

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General details
Date: 28 November 2003   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1408    
Location: Ararat    
State: Victoria    
Release date: 09 February 2005   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  
Last update 29 May 2014